Framing the Field: Professional Development in Context

Kronley, Robert A. and Claire Handley

This paper is part of an effort undertaken by The Finance Project to bring coherence to the fragmented and still emerging field of professional development for educators and, in so doing, to build greater understanding of what makes professional development effective. It seeks to inform not only the practice of educators in the classroom and the administrators that assist them but also decisions made by foundations and by policymakers, whose knowledge of and support for effectively designed professional development is critical to its dissemination, implementation and success. 

Delivery Area
  • professional development
Outcome Area
  • teacher practice
Participant Area
  • educator
  • program
  • school